30 Sep 2017

September make-up expenses

Week 1 (1–10)
Essence Matt Matt Matt Lipstick: 13 out of the box €2.39
Essence Matt Matt Matt Lipstick: 14 adorable matt! €2.39
Essence Butter Stick Matt Love: 03 frozen sugar €2.59
Essence Metal Art Lip & Eyeliner: 04 pink glam €2.99
Kiko Milano Pure Clean Scrub & Peel Wipes €5.95
Nyx SXF Créme Colour: 09 White €12.50
Nyx SXF Créme Colour: 10 Black €12.50
Nyx Liquid Suede Metallic Matte: 39 Modern Maven €8.30

Total: €49.61


Week 2 (11–17)
Essence Metal Art Lip & Eyeliner: 03 coppy right €2.99
Essence Metal Art Lip & Eyeliner: 05 rock chick
Essence Extreme Lasting Eye Pencil: 03 black midnight sky €1.99
Essence Hololighter Brush €3.59
Essence 2in1 Colour Correcting & Contouring Brush €2.89

Total: €11.46



Week 3 (18–24)

Total: €0.00


Week 4 (25–30)
Ardell Demi Wispies in black €5.99
Freeman Pomegranate Facial Revealing Peel-Off Mask €3.99
Freeman Dead Sea Minerals Facial Anti-Stress Mask €3.99
Nyx HD Photogenic Concealer Wand: 00 Alabaster €7.20
Nyx Hot Singles Eyeshadow: 55 Kush €3.40
Nyx Setting Spray – Dewy €8.30
Nyx Faux Blacks Eyeliner: 02 Oxblood €7.20

Total: €28.39
-€1.98 because I got a discount when I bought 2 Freeman masks
-€1.40 because I had a discount on the Kush eyeshadow from Nyx
-€8.30 because I spent more than €30 in the Nyx store and then you got a free setting spray (I did spend over €30 because I bought some make-up for my friends)



= €89.46
I bought a lot of make-up… A LOT… But now that college has started again, I won’t be spending that much money any more, don’t worry, lol! I’m really happy with what I’ve bought though! I have tested almost every product, and there isn’t one that I dislike. The only products that I haven’t tried yet are the Kiko Milano Pure Clean Scrub & Peel Wipes, the Freeman masks, the Nyx eyeshadow, the Nyx setting spray and the Nyx eyeliner. I’m really happy with the Essence Lip & Eyeliner and the Nyx Liquid Suede Metallic Matte lipstick. I bought the Ardell Demi Wispies and the Nyx concealer again because my other ones are broken (is that the right word to use? Lol!) and my concealer is almost empty.

Inspiration: Jolien Nathalie

29 Sep 2017

Wish list #2

Hi guys! This is already my second wish list! I decided to do a Ravenclaw/Harry Potter themed wish list because I’m a proud Ravenclaw! 💙
Funko Pop
Fandom: Harry Potter
Number: 01
Website: Funko

I love collecting Funko Pops! I have ElsaC-3PO and First Order Snowtrooper. It’s not much, I know, but there will be more!

Book
Title: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone – Ravenclaw Edition
Series: Harry Potter #1
Author: J.K. Rowling
Info: Goodreads

Tote bag
Store: Primark
I’ve found this bag on the Primark website but when I wanted to upload this blog post, I couldn’t find it any more… So weird! I could only find the Gryffindor and the Slytherin tote bag…

I love tote bags and when I found out that Primark was going to launch a Ravenclaw tote bag, I just have to have it!!!

Lipsticks
What: Smitten Lip Tint Mousse
Colour: Blue = Deathly Nightshade (or Sirius)
Dark red = Raven (or Ravenclaw)
Brand: LA Splash
Price: $14
Website: LA Splash

I love matt lipsticks and LA Splash created these beautiful lippies with some Harry Potter-themed names. This is so original and som amazing so I really want these lipsticks!

Eyeshadows
What: Eyeshadows
Colour: 1st colour = Dark and Light Inside Us
2nd colour = There’s No Such Thing As Magic
3rd colour = The Boy Who Lived
Brand: Shiro Cosmetics
Price: $6.50
Website: Shiro Cosmetics

And the last products are these cute Harry Potter themed eyeshadows. Shiro Cosmetics is a vegan and cruelty-free brand who creates movie/book/ … inspired make-up products. These eyeshadows are really beautiful, so I wanted to mention them because they’re also inexpensive and original!

28 Sep 2017

September favourites 2017

TV shows/Movies
  • Famous in Love season 1
I’m not such a fan of Bella Thorne, so I wanted to test myself to see if I liked Famous in Love and hell yes I did! Famous in Love is such a funny and cute TV show and I couldn’t stop watching it! I cannot wait to see season 2! Click here to check out the trailer of season 1.
  • It 
Where do I begin? It was such an amazing movie and not that scary at all. I really love horror movies so I’m not scared easily. It had some weird moments and some scary moments, but there were so many times that I was laughing. The story is amazing and Bill Skarsgård (Pennywise) is such a good actor! It is such a good movie and I cannot wait to watch the sequel! Make sure to check out the trailer.

Books
  • The Temptation of Adam by Dave Connis 
The Temptation of Adam is such a beautiful book. It gave me all the feels and I’m glad that I picked this book up. I learnt a lot about addictions, true friendship, … The Temptation of Adam is just wow! Make sure to check it out on Goodreads and you can always read my review if you’d like!
  • Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han 
Always and Forever, Lara Jean is the last book in the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before series and I’m so sad. I don’t want this series to end because it’s so cute and I couldn’t stop smiling. This is one of my favourite contemporary book series! Make sure to add the first book, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, on Goodreads!
  • The Graces by Laure Eve (Dutch edition)
I love reading about witches and magic and everyone was saying such good things about this book. I saw it in the library and I just had to bring it home with me. I’m so glad I did that! The Graces is such an interesting book and I cannot wait to have the sequel in my hands! If you’ve never heard of The Graces, make sure to check it out on Goodreads!
  • Running into Love by Aurora Rose Reynolds
I got the chance to read Running into Love in advance and I really loved it. It such a nice contemporary/romance read. I couldn’t stop reading and I cannot wait to read the sequel! If you haven’t heard of this book yet, make sure to check it out on Goodreads and/or read my review!
  • Disney Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas: Special Collector’s Manga by Jun Asuka 
I’ve always been in love with Nightmare Before Christmas, or Tim Burton in general so I was so happy when I got to read it in advance! I really like Tim Burton’s style and the story of Nightmare Before Christmas! Make sure to check out my review, add it on Goodreads and definitely watch the trailer of the movie!

Make-up
  • Essence Metal Art Lip & Eyeliner
Essence has come out with a lot of new products and I had to get my hands on it! I bought the Metal Art Lip & Eyeliner in a pink, blue and a bronze shade. These are so beautiful and amazing. Check out my September make-up expenses to see what I also bought from the new Essence collection!
  • Nyx Liquid Suede Metallic Matte: 39 Modern Maven
Nyx is by far my favourite make-up brand: it’s pigmented and affordable. Nyx also came out with a lot of new products and when I saw the swatches of the Liquid Suede Metallic Mattes, I just had to have them! They're so beautiful and I think that Modern Maven is the most beautiful shade in the range. Click here to check out the rest of the Liquid Suede Metallic Mattes.

27 Sep 2017

Anatomy of a Misfit book inspired make-up look | Tutorial

I saw the cover of Anatomy of a Misfit and I knew I had to make an inspired look. I love all the colours combined and I immediately had this idea in my mind of a make-up look. I really liked reading Anatomy of a Misfit but it was a bit slow. The more I read, the more I enjoyed reading it. I do think that the book is not for everyone because it’s special. Make sure to check out the book on Goodreads!

1. First things first: priming the eyelids!
2. Use a light blueish green to match the background of the cover.
3. Use a light yellow to match the lettering and the chairs.
4. Use some orange in the outer corner to deepen the look a little (and to match the chairs).
5. Use a blue eye pencil and a matching eyeshadow to match the author’s name and the blue chair on the cover.
6. Use a gel liner to make your upper waterline darker and to draw a little line to hide the lash band later. 
7. I didn’t want to go full glam, so I decided to use some half lashes and mascara. 
8. Some highlight to finish the face make-up. 
9. And some lipstick! (I forgot to take a picture, so I’m just going to put the lipstick image, sorry!)
I hope you guys like this book inspired make-up look! 💛

26 Sep 2017

Disney Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas | Review

Title: Dinsey Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas: Special Collector’s Manga
Author: Jun Asuka
Pages: 176 pages
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Publisher: Diamond Book Distributors
Release date: 26 September 2017
Rating: ★

Review

This book was provided by the Publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Netgalley and Diamond Book Distributors!

I’ve always been in love with Tim Burton and especially his Nightmare Before Christmas. It’s always been my favourite movie and when I saw the option to read Nightmare Before Christmas, I just had to do it!

Nightmare Before Christmas tells the story of Jack, the Pumpkin King, and Sally. Jack is a little tired of Halloween and wants something new. On a walk he discovers Christmas and decides that he wants to be Santa. In order to be Santa, he must make Christmas decorations and even capture, Santa… During all these events, Sally is struggling with her creator, Finklestein, and is helplessly in love with Jack. Besides being in love with him, she’s also scared that something is going to happen.
Can Jack make a great Christmas and does Sally find the courage to tell Jack how she really feels?

Like I mentioned above, I’ve always been in love with Nightmare Before Christmas so how could I not like this? I LOVED IT! I liked the drawings and I liked the story (duh!). I’m so happy that I got the chance to read this graphic novel. I can’t even write a proper review because I just love Nighmare Before Christmas and it seems like that’s the only thing I can say!

If you’ve never read or watched Nighmare Before Christmas, make sure to do it because it’s so beautiful!

25 Sep 2017

Running into Love | Review

Title: Running into Love
Series: Fluke My Life #1
Author: Aurora Rose Reynolds
Pages: 224 pages
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Release date: 26th September 2017
Rating: ★

Review

This book was provided by the Publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Netgalley and Montlake Romance!

Running into Love tells the story of Fawn and Levi. One day Fawn is running into Levi and that’s when it all started. After running into him, Fawn couldn’t stop thinking about Levi. She goes to her apartment and guess who’s Fawn’s new neighbour? Levi! Running into Love is about two people who didn’t really think that love still existed, but when they meet, everything changes.

Running into Love is such a nice contemporary/romance read. I was struggling with another book so it was pleasant to read something light and funny. I love Fawn and Levi, they’re both such nice characters. The love between them was somewhat fast paced, but I really liked the way they are around each other.

Running into Love is the perfect read if you’re looking for something to read in one sitting and laugh all the time. I couldn’t stop reading and smiling! I really like the way Aurora Rose Reynolds wrote Running into Love. You get to know a lot about Fawn and Levi because there’s a double perspective.

I’m definitely looking forward to reading more books from Aurora Rose Reynolds!

22 Sep 2017

Harry Potter Tag

I came across the Harry Potter tag while scrolling through Twitter. I'm a huge HP fan so I have to do this tag!

1. What house are you in?
Ravenclaw! This was the house I was first sorted into when I was doing an online quiz and then I did the original Pottermore quiz and I was still Ravenclaw. Then there was the new Pottermore quiz and I was still Ravenclaw! So I'm a true Ravenclaw!

2. What is your patronus?
I wish it was a panda because it's my favourite animal, but I'm a Bay Mare.

3. What is your wand?
Pottermore has given me a 101/2 inch English Oak wood and Unicorn hair core with quite bendy flexibility.

4. What would your boggart be?
Probably spiders because I'm so afraid of them.

5. What position would you play in Quidditch?
To be honest, I would probably be in the crowd screaming for the Ravenclaw Quidditch team!

6. Would you be a pure blood, half blood or muggle born?
Probably half blood because a lot of wizards are a half blood or a muggle born these days.

7. What job would you want after to have after graduating Hogwarts?
I think I would want to be a teacher so I could stay at Hogwarts!

8. Which of the deathly hallows would you choose?
The invisibility cloak for sure! Then I can scare people or it would be handy when I would want to be alone for a while.

9. Favourite book?
Such a difficult choice. I can't choose one, I love them all!

10. Least favourite book?
Like I mentioned above, I can't pick one. I love them all!

11. Favourite film?
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. I loved seeing the final battle and the fast forward to all their kids going to Hogwarts!

12. Least favourite film?
None, I love all of them equally except I loved Deathly Hallows Part 2 a little more because of certain scenes.

13. Favourite character?
Is it stupid to say that I love Harry Potter the most? I know everything is all about him but I don't know, most of the time I always love the main character. Sorry 😇

14. Least favourite/most hated character?
Umbridge for sure!!!!!!!

15. Favourite teacher at Hogwarts?
Professor Snape! He can be a dick, but deep down he's so much more!

16. Least favourite teacher at Hogwarts?
No idea. I don't always think about the teachers to be honest. Oops!

17. Do you have any unpopular opinions about the series?
Nope!

18. If you could save one character from the finale battle who would you save?
I know everyone will pick Fred Weasley, and I know it's something tragic, but I want to go for Professor Snape. He was such a good man and we all realised it at the end...

I hope that you guys like the Harry Potter Tag and feel free to do it yourself! ⚡

20 Sep 2017

Nyx Ultimate Shadow Palette in Brights | Review

Brand: Nyx
Product: Ultimate Shadow Palette in Brights
Price: €18.80
Rating: ★★★★★

Review

I wanted to buy this palette for such a long time because I like to play with bright eyeshadows. The Ultimate Palette comes with 16 beautiful shades. I’ll swatch them all and let you know what I think of this palette!
I really like the formula of these eyeshadows. They’re really pigmented and there are a lot of different colours. You have matt shadows and shimmer shadows. The shades are really pigmented, so I think it’s kinda obvious that there’s a lot of fallout. I don’t really mind because I can just blow it away, but I know that there are a lot of people that hate it. (On the picture: I swirled 3 times with my brush in the pan.)
I really really like this eyeshadow palette and I can say that this is one of my favourite eyeshadow palettes that I own. I’ve created a lot of looks with this palette: ACOWAR inspired make-up look, Starswept inspired make-up lookThrone of Glass Dutch editions inspired make-up look and in some Halloween looks that are coming in October! Make sure to check these make-up looks out and let me know which one is your favourite! I really recommend this eyeshadow palette. It’s cheap and really pigmented. I hope that you guys love this palette as much as I do and If you’ve used it let me know what you think!

18 Sep 2017

The Temptation of Adam | Review

Title: The Temptation of Adam
Author: Dave Connis
Pages: 237 pages
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Publisher: Sky Pony Press
Release date: 21 November 2017
Rating: ★★★★★

Review

This book was provided by the Publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Netgalley and Sky Pony Press!

"I, Adam Hawthrone, am a hub fineness and solidity."

But is he? The Temptation of Adam tells the story of Adam who’s addicted to porn. His mother and sister left him and his father rather reads Nicholas Sparks than talk to him. But one day he’s caught and is suspended from school. He must go to his chemistry teacher, Mr. Cratcher, and go to addiction meetings. He has a hard time believing that he’s addicted and to make him even feel worse: his sister is visiting him out of the blue and he’s falling in love with a girl he met at an addiction meeting…

"Something about her wry honesty hits me perfectly. The way she talks about her flaws. The borderline irrationally snaps at perceived slights. Her strength. This girl is poetry I’ve never heard before."

The Temptation of Adam tells the story of a bunch of teenagers who all have an addiction. The main character is Adam who doesn’t believe that he has a porn addiction. He’s forced to go to his teacher, to help him with his album, and to addiction meetings and that’s where he meets Dez. They both start to discover more about themselves and their addictions. They’re also falling in love, but don’t really want to because they think it’ll become another addiction. Besides their love troubles, Mr. Cratcher is dying of cancer so Adam and his addiction friends are trying to finish the album that Mr. Cratcher started years ago.

"We’re all born into chaos, and I don’t think it ever goes away. We just get better at learning how to find beauty in it."

The Temptation of Adam is such an eye-opener. You get to learn a lot about addictions and about people who suffer. The Temptation of Adam was a beautiful book, but also sad and depressing. I struggle with my own mental health so sometimes it was hard for me to continue reading. While reading the book, I felt sad, lonely and I cried so keep in mind that this book will give you all the feels! But I also felt happy and content. This book had so many hard truths but also so many beautiful and funny moments. I don’t know how to write a proper review because I have so many mixed feelings. The Temptation of Adam is such a good book and I highly recommend it!

15 Sep 2017

Angel's Rage & Demon Cries | Cover reveal

Title: Angel’s Rage
Series: The Forbidden Darkness Chronicles #5
Author: Alec John Belle
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and

Title: Demon Cries
Series: The Forbidden Darkness Chronicles #6
Author: Alec John Belle
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Synopsis from The Forbidden Darkness Chronicles
Being a sixteen-year-old Monster Hunter sucks.

That’s what Heather Hawkins learns just days before her sixteenth birthday. After dealing with her best friend, Kristen’s, attempted suicide, the last thing Heather wants is any more drama. When the realistic dreams of Heather being haunted by a guy named Kadin begin, she learns the truth. She is a Monster Hunter, and on her birthday, she will undergo a change that will make her stronger, more powerful, and nearly invincible to Monsters. Along with having a hot new trainer named Philip, she believes that this will be a new beginning for herself.

Unfortunately, Monsters aren’t the only thing Heather needs to worry about. With someone stalking her dreams, she realizes there may be more than just Monsters in the world, and that Kadin will do anything to stop her from helping the Monster Hunters. Even if that means unleashing an entity that was locked away by his people thousands of years ago.

In this all-new paranormal young adult series, romances will be formed, evil becomes unleashed, and everyone Heather loves will soon be at risk. Because in a world where Monsters walk the earth, anything is possible. 

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13 Sep 2017

Everyday eyeliner look | Tutorial

I love going wild with my make-up, but I also love wearing a simple look. I like to wear some eyeliner, winged or regular, so I decided to give you guys an everyday make-up look. If I’m in a hurry, I never wear eyeliner though. I really need to concentrate myself with the perfect wing. So this look is perfect for you if you’re either slaying the winged eyeliner or if you have time! I hope that you guys like this little tutorial as much as I liked creating it! (This is also the look for my current profile picture on my blog and my other social media!)

1. I look like crap in this picture, I know, but this was my morning face = tired + bags under my eyes! I used some concealer to hide my spots and my bags. I didn’t, set it with powder because it’s just a little concealer. I only use powder if I went crazy with my concealer. BTW, this is also the first time that I’ve started with my face and not my eyes!
2. Some blush to give my face some colour (I know, I need it because I’m pale AF!)
3. This highlight… I love it so much! Too bad that Kruidvat doesn’t sell it anymore 😢.
4. The trickiest part of this tutorial is eyeliner… I always struggle but I love eyeliner way too much. 
5. I love corner lashes and these make the look complete. They give something extra and I like it!
6. And the last step is lipstick! I really like wearing cool toned lipsticks and I decided to wear a cool toned lipstick because my blush was cool toned too!
I hope you guys like this everyday make-up look! 💜